Life span: 13 to 15 years
Height: 17 – 19 inches (male), 16 – 18 inches (female)
Weight: 30 – 40 lbs. (male), 25 – 35 lbs. (female)
A relative of the Icelandic Sheepdog, the Norwegian Buhund is a medium-sized breed that is of the Spitz type. The Buhund is used as a farm dog, and it is especially talented as a herding dog. In addition, its courageous attitude makes it a great guard dog. Like most Spritz type breeds, the Buhund has a foxlike face with a heavy coat that comes in both cream and black colors.